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Spring Tree and Fish Sale
The Will – South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District is currently taking orders for the spring tree and fish sale. Plants, shrubs, and trees are available this spring in various starter sizes. Tree orders must be placed by April 12 (prepaid only). Tree order pickup is on April 20-21 during office hours and Saturday, April 22 from 11am-3pm.
We welcome New Voting Members!
The Cook County Farm Bureau Board of Directors welcomes the following Cook County Farm Bureau members who joined the organization or reclassified their membership recently to Regular* or Professional Status**:
Lamphier re-elected to Chair of the Young Leaders Team
During the February 8, 2023, Young Leaders Team meeting, the group elected leadership for the Team for the upcoming year.
Presentations Now Available
Teachers of fourth through eighth grade students can bring soil science and agriculture into their classroom with AITC’s newest specialty program, “What’s the Dirt on Illinois’ Soil?” During the free, in-person presentation, students will learn about the soils of Illinois and how nutrient-rich soil makes our state an agricultural powerhouse.
Ag in the Classroom
Ag in the Classroom Presenter Barbara Bhojraj presented to 22 fourth grade students at Peck Elementary School in Chicago.
Growing up rurally, I loved playing outside. Living in the country, I loved riding my bike up and down the long gravel roads, taking photos of crops growing in the fields, butterflies, and wildflowers (a.k.a. weeds) along the ditches. I spent the days of summer vacation monkeying around on my backyard playground set, swimming in our pool, and playing kickball, baseball, and basketball with my cousins. I looked forward to summer vacation not only for a hiatus from homework, but also because I was able to spend time adventuring outdoors.